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  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Karen F. Williams
  • Narrated by: Brittni Pope
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Samantha Weller, a forensic scientist turned paranormal novelist, owes her life and writing career to a crow that saved her from certain death. When she buys an old bookend that looks like her avian muse, her world begins to resemble the plots of her novels. Determined to find the mate to her bookend, Samantha and her antiquarian sidekick, Liz, go on a search leading them to the beautiful and wealthy Gwen Laraway. Samantha is instantly smitten, but the age difference has Gwen second-guessing Samantha’s interest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • kept me up for 2 days

  • By Rochelle on 12-13-18

fantastic story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

Great plot twists and two romances for the price of one. This book is two romances, a fascinating philosophy discussion, and a mystery all rolled into one.

  • Night Voice

  • By: CF Frizzell
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

For lesbians in Provincetown, seductive Sable is more than just a bedroom voice on late-night radio. Through her talk show, Nightlight, she is a fun, anonymous friend and confidante, until one mysterious caller attracts her attention. Behind Sable’s “mask,” Murphy Callahan allows herself to enjoy the no-strings radio relationship - she’s mourned the death of her partner for three years - and ignores the growing attachment as their very public conversations push permissible limits.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-21-18

just wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-18

This book is a sexy slow burn you'll want to listen to more than once. Masterfully written, it's a sweet yet erotic slow dance that proves less can be more.

  • Breakthrough

  • By: Kris Bryant
  • Narrated by: Brittni Pope
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Kennedy Wells is desperate to get back her dream job writing for Mainstream, Waters Publishing’s celebrity magazine. After five months of writing articles about current events, her boss agrees to let her get back to reporting on the rich-and-famous after one last story. A born and bred city girl, Kennedy is sent to cover fishing in Alaska. When Brynn Coleman, director of Alaska’s Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, comes to her rescue time after time, Kennedy can’t help but lower her guard and open herself up to Brynn’s standoffish charm.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • meh....

  • By Emily on 09-26-18

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-18

I loved this book, especially the ending. You can tell that the writer fell in love with her characters. It shows in their development. The prose is crisp and thankfully devoid of over explanation and sightseeing that must have been very tempting in a setting like Alaska. This writer is always good but this one might be her best to date.

  • Captain's Choice (Fairview Station Novel)

  • By: VK Powell
  • Narrated by: Hollis Elizabeth
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Newly promoted police captain Bennett Carlyle considers being project manager for the new district substation the way to prove her worth in the male-dominated upper ranks of the department. But when the first girl she loved returns as the architect with little understanding of the operational needs of a police station, Bennett's career and her heart could face permanent damage. Architect Kerstin Anthony believes the new police substation will be the springboard to her own firm. When she confronts the girl she kissed in high school, now a tantalizing police officer with unrealistic expectations about the new facility, Kerstin's path to success becomes littered with unexpected hurdles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well that was more than I had expected

  • By G R Hilpert on 10-07-18

Even better in audio

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

great story and romance. VK Powell doesn't disappoint. Loved the twist at the end. a few slips by the narrator, but the we're small and the performance was overall very good.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Open Tab, Book 1

  • By: J.A. Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Jill Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Fallon Foster serves up more than the most potent drinks at Murphy’s Law, the local pub in Whiskey Springs, Vermont. Fallon is the keeper of the town’s secrets. She’s heard tales of broken hearts, torrid affairs, closet cases, and the dreams of hopeful romantics. With a sensitive ear and a warm bed, Fallon is a legend in her small town. One thing still eludes her - love. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love Whiskey Springs!!

  • By Jeannie Guttenberg on 06-03-18

Good plot premise, poor execution for this genre

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-18

**Spoilers**

I liked the premise of this plot, but have a problem with two things: the story arc is incomplete, leaving the reader hanging and obviously prepping for a second book; and storyline is goes major off-course for a romance.

Mysteries and romances do have a formula their readers expect when they purchase from those genres. The mystery must be resolved by the end of the book (at least the mystery primary to the plot), and romances should have a complete arc where the two main characters must finally get together for a happily-ever-after.

This author had good character development and is a decent writer (or had a great editor). I cared about them by the end of the book -- well the bar owner, at least. But all the love scenes are between one of the main characters and the married woman with whom she's having an affair. A lot is said about how much they love each other...way more than the two supposed main characters who never get past that "I'm attracted and I enjoy spending time with her. but she's straight."

In short, this is half a book. Or, did the narrator just quit reading?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Casting Lacey

  • By: Elle Spencer
  • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

Coming out is easier when you've got someone by your side. At least that's how the hyper-private Quinn Kincaid sees it. When her publicist suggests a good old-fashioned sham of a Hollywood relationship, Quinn reluctantly agrees. And that's how the star of Jordan's Appeal, TV's highest rated legal drama, ends up with a fake girlfriend - the very real, very sexy, and very gay soap star Lacey Matthews.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m not crying, you are.

  • By Kendall Jamison on 06-20-18

great story line

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

love this story. great narrator. this is one I'll listen again and this author is one I'll read again.

  • Where Love Leads

  • By: Erin McKenzie
  • Narrated by: AJ Ferraro
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Sarah O'Shaughnessy, a high school counselor, is very good at taking care of others. What she hasn't mastered is how to take better care of herself. Four years after the death of her wife, Sarah's life has settled into a safe, solitary rut. That is until the arrival of a new student and her mom. Lauren Emerson and her teen daughter, Kat, move back to Lauren's hometown in Central New York, fleeing her unsupportive husband and Kat's traumatic bullying experience. Lauren is determined to create a better life for them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator’s voice

  • By Tamara on 03-31-18

a few things keep this from being great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

The narrator was great. The story was a good plot but would have been better without the author's stereotyping an ignorant, intolerant South. Like those states north of the Mason-Dixon line, there are many liberal pockets and conservative pockets. Prejudice doesn't only belong to the Southern states. Also, I found a few other things in the story that just didn't ring true for me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • It's Not a Date

  • By: Heather Blackmore
  • Narrated by: Lori Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Entrepreneur and innovator Kadrienne Davenport gets results. A demanding executive and stickler for punctuality, Kade throws herself into work to avoid hurting anyone, convinced she only causes pain to those she loves. When Jennifer Spencer meets an incognito Kade at a conference, sparks fly. But when Kade unexpectedly becomes her boss, Jen's problems multiply. The company she founded is going broke, her grandmother's dementia is worsening, and her attraction to Kade -- her difficult, brilliant, charismatic mentor -- is growing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance

  • By Jason Engler on 03-15-18

Perfect Romance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I can't recommend this audio book highly enough. the story is a great character study, unfolds nicely, and the narrator is exceptional.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Actual Stop

  • By: Kara A. McLeod
  • Narrated by: Charley Ongel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Special Agent Ryan O'Connor's life is exactly on track-she's with a wonderful woman, and she's doing something she loves. Sure, her boss can't stand her, but she figures if that's her biggest problem, she's pretty damn lucky. She should have known it was too good to last and that when fate finally slapped her, it would do so hard enough to leave a mark.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating to the max!

  • By Jargon on 03-23-18

great character development

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-18

looking forward to more from this writer. my only beef from the story was unfinished story lines without a promise of a sequel...maybe the book had an afterword that the audio version excluded. my beef with the narrator was the snobby voice she gave to Allison. It should have been reserved for a character you weren't supposed to like.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83,701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83,640

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King's Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert's name. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse - unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review of First 5 Books

  • By DCinMI on 09-12-13

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-17

can't wait to listen to the next book. better than the TV show. narrator is exceptional.